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News: Democratic Republic of the Congo

We have started to collect the most important news related to Democratic Republic of the Congo in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Democratic Republic of the Congo – overview

Democratic Republic of the Congo: news

DR Congo hippos 'face extinction'

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 10:55

Poaching by local militia could wipe out hippopotamuses in DR Congo's Virunga Park by the end of the year.
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DR Congo arms embargo 'failing'

Monday, October 16th 2006, 15:15

Rebels in the DR Congo are using bullets from around the world despite a UN arms embargo, a report says.
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Plague found in northern DRC

Friday, October 13th 2006, 22:32

The World Health Organization confirms 42 deaths in an outbreak of pneumonic plague in DR Congo.
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Shock over UK DR Congo attack

Friday, October 13th 2006, 10:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Supporters of the DR Congo president are shocked after three senior officials are beaten up in London.
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DR Congo children 'still armed'

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 2:16

Thousands of children in the DR Congo are controlled by armed groups, three years after the war, says Amnesty.
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Drone crashes in DR Congo

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 15:26
related places: Kinshasa

A drone aircraft being used by EU forces crashes in the capital, Kinshasa, killing a woman and injuring two children.
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Congo burial for explorer Brazza

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 12:53
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, France France
related places: Brazzaville, Pierre

The remains of Pierre de Brazza, the founder of modern day Congo, are reburied in Brazzaville.
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Deaths in eastern DR Congo attack

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 17:07
related places: Ituri

Fourteen die in a gunfight between a militia and the army in Ituri in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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African explorer's body exhumed

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 18:04
related countries: Algeria Algeria, France France
related places: Pierre

The remains of Pierre de Brazza, 19th century French explorer and founder of modern day Congo, are exhumed in Algeria.
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DR Congo children held after riot

Sunday, September 24th 2006, 1:49

Police in DR Congo's capital arrest hundreds of street children after rioting ahead of presidential elections.
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Final return to Congo

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 11:00
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

The remains of European explorer Pietro Di Brazza are being taken to Brazzaville.
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Kabila gains key run-off support

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 10:16

Two DR Congo candidates urge their supporters to vote for President Kabila in the second round.
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Angry DR Congo fire protests

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 16:58
related places: Kinshasa

Hundreds of supporters of DR Congo opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba stage angry protests in the capital, Kinshasa.
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Fire in DR Congo candidate's HQ

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 8:24

A fire breaks out at the party headquarters of DR Congo opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba.
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UN calls rape 'a cancer' in DRC

Friday, September 15th 2006, 21:50

UN humanitarian chief, Jan Egeland says sexual abuse in the DR Congo has become "a cancer".
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DR Congo poll date confirmed

Friday, September 15th 2006, 11:52

DR Congo's Supreme Court rules that the second round of landmark elections can go ahead as planned.
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Doubt over DR Congo poll date

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 8:33

The second round of DR Congo's landmark elections is thrown into confusion after a Supreme Court ruling.
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DR Congo rivals meet after clash

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 15:04

Congolese President Joseph Kabila meets run-off rival, Jean-Pierre Bemba, for the first time since clashes in the capital.
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No majority for Congo parliament

Friday, September 8th 2006, 9:10

DR Congo President Kabila's party falls short of winning an overall majority of seats in parliament, results show.
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Arrests delay Congo poll results

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 9:48

The declaration of results from DR Congo's parliamentary polls is put back after the arrest of 10 election workers.
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War crime charge for Congo rebel

Monday, August 28th 2006, 15:38

A DR Congo militia leader is the first war crimes suspect to be charged at the International Criminal Court.
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LRA rebels in DR Congo withdrawal

Sunday, August 27th 2006, 19:06
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels start leaving their bases in the DR Congo as demanded by a peace deal.
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Death toll rises in Congo clash

Thursday, August 24th 2006, 18:53

The DR Congo says 23 people, including police, died in clashes after election results were announced.
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Uneasy calm after Kinshasa truce

Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 16:19
related places: Kinshasa

DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, is quieter after a deal ending days of post-election violence.
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Agreement to end Congo fighting

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 21:06

Political rivals in the Democratic Republic of Congo agree to end three days of fighting, as EU troops fly in.
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EU boosts DR Congo force

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 14:56
related places: Kinshasa

Some 400 extra European Union troops are flown into Congo's capital, Kinshasa, to quell gun battles.
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Trapped DR Congo envoys rescued

Monday, August 21st 2006, 22:14

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo rescue several foreign diplomats trapped in a house by heavy shooting.
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DR Congo outcome forces run-off

Monday, August 21st 2006, 9:32

President Kabila wins DR Congo's landmark poll, but fails to secure 50% of the vote, forcing a second round.
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Poll results beckon for DR Congo

Saturday, August 19th 2006, 21:11

Peacekeepers are on high alert in DR Congo ahead of partial poll results, with a run-off looking possible.
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UN probes child prostitute ring

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 14:46

The UN is investigating allegations that some of its troops in DR Congo have used child prostitutes.
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DR Congo poll officials arrested

Friday, August 11th 2006, 15:56

Six election officials are arrested for allegedly trying to rig vote counting after last month's election in DR Congo.
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Kabila takes DR Congo vote lead

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 8:57

DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila is ahead in early election results, but trails in the west of the country.
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